St. Sylvester I

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/31


Patron Of: Feroleto Antico, Italy

Also known as
    Silvester

Memorial
    31 December (Latin calendar)
    2 January (Eastern calendar)

Profile
    Pope in the reign of Emperor Constantine I, who built the Lateran and other churches. Sent legates to the First Council of Nicaea, and was involved in the controversy over Arianism. The spurious Donation of Constantine was supposedly given to Saint Sylvester.

Born
    Roman

Papal Ascension
    314

Died
    31 December 335 at Rome, Italy

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    Feroleto Antico, Italy



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

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